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Australia. 2012. ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2001-2010 - Assault.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2010; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 20 March.

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Assault (X85-Y09)1

2010: 217
2009: 261
2008: 251
2007: 216
2006: 256
2005: 199
2004: 164
2003: 278
2002: 291
2001: 300

Assault by handgun discharge (X93)1

2010: 2
2009: 7
2008: 7
2007: 3
2006: 14
2005: np
2004: np
2003: 6
2002: 12
2001: 13

Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X94)1

2010: 13
2009: 15
2008: 11
2007: 14
2006: 15
2005: 10
2004: 5
2003: 24
2002: 20
2001: 10

Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X95)1

2010: 15
2009: 14
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 5
2004: 10
2003: 24
2002: 13
2001: 24

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006 (final), 2007 (final), 2008 (final), 2009 (revised), 2010 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2008 and 2009.

For 2006-2010 data, cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation. For all other years, data has been confidentialised through cell suppression.

Total, firearm discharge, assault (X93-X95)1

2010: 30
2009: 36
2008: 27
2007: 28
2006: 41
2005: 15
2004: 15
2003: 54
2002: 45
2001: 47

[Editor's Note: Total gun deaths from assault calculated by GunPolicy.org]

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